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Re: [at-l] Design Salt Silk Mummy Liner

One of the nice gifts I got from my wife Kathy for Christmas was a Design Salt
Micro Fleece Mummy line. On the expensive side but says adds 11 * to the bag.

I was out on the trail last night and it was in the teens. Boy were my feet and
legs warm. Soft too.

make sure you wear a balaclava on the head or something else.  The only thing
cold was my big nose :(

Maybe I should get one of the red nose warmers with a tassle on it  for if
nothing else, I'd scare away the bears.  Actually only 4 deers visited me

In the fall and spring, I think I'll just use the liner to keep off the
cool nights.

Warm feet.. ah.. yea I had the feet in those expedition wt smart wools too.

Tat tat, bear bells..


At 2:52 PM -0800 12/31/98, Datto IsIn wrote:
>Hi KC,
>> and another bag rated at 35 degrees,,,,I'm confused?
>> How can a bag be 20/35?
>The measurement of degrees of a sleeping bag is subjective (there
>isn't an industry wide standard for measurement) and each manufacturer
>of sleeping bags does their own thing. So one manufacturer's 20 degree
>rating may not be the same as another's.
>It is my understanding that the TNF Cat's Meow Polarguard 3D is 20
>degrees top side and 35 degrees bottom side (because the manufacturer
>expects you to use a thermarest or something like it in order to cover
>the other 15* of rating on the bottom side of the bag).
>When you see ads of the TNF Cat's Meow Polarguard 3D, sometimes you'll
>see it speced at 20* only and sometimes it is speced at 20/35*. You'll
>see the same thing with other sleeping bags too such as some Sierra
>Designs models. Of course, the model year makes a difference too.
>Mine's a 1997 model year.
>> I also have a Silk Liner and am following your
>> experiments with great interest. I will start out with
>> my 20 degree bag next year and am debating
>> on taking the liner. KC aka War Eagle
>If this year (the 1998 thruhiking season) was any indication and you
>were going to be starting at Springer in March of 1999, I would think
>you're probably going to need that liner for some nights due to how
>cold it got on the trail in March 1998. Plus, some thruhikers are
>probably going to be muddy and all, so they might want to have a liner
>to take the brunt of the slime when they get in their bag at night
>rather than the inside lining of their bag getting muddied up.
>Last night when I was testing the liner I never would have made it
>through the night with the outside temp at 17* if I was out on the
>trail without the liner because the inside of my sleeping bag was only
>sitting at 64* without the liner -- ahhh...way too cold for me. Ha! I
>could tell as long as I could have gotten my feet warmer (via a full
>length UL thermarest for instance), I would have been okay for the 17*
>night when using the liner inside my sleeping bag.

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